View Full Version : What game/anime songs are calming?

07-16-2006, 03:31 PM
On the forum, someone asked if FFX's To Zanarkand was calming. While most, found it to be sad, I was wondering if there was any video game or anime mp3s you found to be calming or soothing. Here's a few from me.

Inuyasha - Fukai Mori (instrumental)
Chrono Cross - Another World
Final Fantasy X-2 - Eternity Memory of Lightwaves.

Dj Remy
07-17-2006, 02:29 AM
I find the theme from the first Ghost in the Shell to be very calming.

07-17-2006, 11:27 PM
Tifa's and Aerith's Themes are pretty calming.

07-19-2006, 10:02 AM
Hmm... "Snake Eater" (both the instrumental and vocal version) from MGS3 Snake Eater

07-19-2006, 10:12 AM
To name a few:

'Space Lion' from Cowboy Bebop.
'Paris Streets' from Deus Ex
'Dwarven Mines' from Dungeon Siege
'Letter' from Silent Hill 2

07-20-2006, 04:46 AM
FFX To Zanarkand isn't calming. It stirs up my inner monkey. Generally sad-ish non upbeat songs from anime are calming.

07-21-2006, 01:08 PM
i recently got the music collections for final fantasy VII VIII and IX, all great stuff btw.

and not thats its exactly in the game, but the piano collections disc for VIII is some of my favorite music, very relaxing

07-22-2006, 09:36 AM
~Final Fantasy VII~
-Interrupted By Fireworks
-Buried In The Snow
-Ahead On Our Way

~Final Fantasy VIII~
-Balamb Garden
-Blue Fields
-Fisherman's Horizon

~Final Fantasy X~
-Besaid Island
-The Travel Agency

~Final Fantasy VI~
-The Coin Song

~Chrono Cross~
-Another Arni
-Another Guldove
-Cleft Of Dimension
...and a lot more that I can't think of off the top of my head

07-22-2006, 03:40 PM
Tifa's and Aerith's Themes are pretty calming.

Also, "Grandma's Theme" from Zelda: Wind Waker.

07-24-2006, 04:45 PM
"Sorrowful Angel" from Disgaea:Hour of Darkness
"Song of Healing" from Legend of Zelda:Majora's Mask

08-15-2006, 11:30 AM
that jazz background music from "big o".

08-15-2006, 11:54 AM
bleach- begining music...

09-01-2006, 04:24 PM
I say that The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker music on the Forest Haven is pretty calming. Just my opinion.

09-08-2006, 01:13 PM
The tracks "Hanglider" and "Birdman" from Pilot Wings 64 have always been a calm listening for me. Most of the music from Hot Shots Golf 3 and Fore also.

09-14-2006, 10:04 PM
any of the billion versions of the ff 6 theme/opening/world song 'terra'

also i love the ocarina in zelda. all the zelda albums from all the games i could fall asleep too. not cause their boring, cause they just relax me, esp the windmill/song of storms tune

09-16-2006, 02:52 AM
I find the theme from the first Ghost in the Shell to be very calming.

the movie? or stand alone complex?

09-16-2006, 02:18 PM
Generally, ICO has some calming music. Eerie at times, though.

09-17-2006, 07:03 AM
The Title Theme, Ocarina Songs, Ocarina Of Time and Kakariko Village from Ocarina of Time are also calming for me.

09-17-2006, 07:41 AM
i find suteki da ne from ff X calming. also takes me back to my highschool partying days, cos this ff fangirl through a party and playing music from her computer this song came on. hilarious reaction.

09-17-2006, 05:21 PM
but the piano collections disc for VIII is some of my favorite music, very relaxing

you betcha.

The Successor, Eyes on Me, and Fisherman's Horizon are really calming on that disc.

the VII piano collections isn't bad either... Tifa's theme and Aeris' theme are great on that disc.

version 7.0
09-19-2006, 12:55 PM
The music from Samurai Champloo is pretty relaxing, especially the track "World without Words".

Mario Kinnikuman
09-26-2006, 04:31 PM
In no particular order, here's some of mine.

1. Rainbow Road - Mario Kart 64
2. Blue Resort - Bomberman 64
3. Rainbow Palace - Bomberman 64
4. Passing Breeze - Outrun (Arranged)
5. Last Wave - Outrun (Arranged)
6. Airship - Marvel vs. Capcom II: New Age of Heroes
7. Nijmegen Bridge - Medal of Honor: Frontline
8. Operation Market Garden - Medal of Honor: Frontline
9. After the Drop - Medal of Honor: Frontline
10. Arnhem - Medal of Honor: Frontline (Also one of the most pensive tunes I've heard.)
11. Peaceful Mushroom Kingdom - Paper Mario
12. Shooting Star Summit - Paper Mario
13. Shiver Snowfield - Paper Mario
14. Mario Golf 64 (Too many to list.)
15. Outside (Harp) - Luigi's Mansion
16. ISO 9000 - Earthworm Jim II (PC)

09-26-2006, 07:19 PM
I'm not to sure of the exact names of these songs, but they are from FFXI. They are: Ronfaure, Rolanberry, Mhaura, Sanctuary of Zitah, and Aydeewa Subterrane are some of my personal favorites. They calm me down a lot.

09-27-2006, 02:06 AM
my definition of a calming song is one that you can listen to with headphones on and just walk through snow all day, if you kno what i mean, anyways, some of my favorite are,
Beneath the surface, king in concert- underwater music from DK orchestrated with a bible psalm embedded in the end, (not even religious, but its still powerful to me)
Cathedral(hidden frobidden holy grounds) from .hack
remembrance from Halo 2
Eplougue from halo 2, after about a minute into it...
Hells whisper- Disgaea
Aeris and Tifas theme piano'd if you will
Eyes on me from eight, Melodies of life Without words from nine
Dearly beloved from KH
Final fantasy(i know it as the ending theme from FF8)
Village of Dali from FF9
Holding my thoughts in my head from FF7 piano version
Summer fields and Oakvale from the fable soundtrack
Balamb Garden and fishermans horizon orchestrated from eight
Breezy and roses and wine from FF8
Advent children chorus from Advent children
squall and rinoas theme orchestrated from eight
and tuxedo kamen piano suite from sailor moon
sorry, I have an entire playlist on itunes thats just this stuff for studying and sleeping

09-29-2006, 01:20 PM
The following songs are quite calming to me.

What the forest taught me - Secret of Mana
Wish - Secret of Mana
Where the wind ends - Secret of Mana
Pure night - Secret of Mana
A prayer and a whisper - Secret of Mana

Yamaji - Shenmue
Shenhua with fiddle - Shenmue
Morning dew - Shenmue

Spar with Jianmin - Shenmue 2
Catching leaves - Shenmue 2
Xiuying battle - Shenmue 2

Long time ago - Dynasty warriors 4

Memories - Dynasty warriors 5
Flowers in the field - Dynasty warriors 5
Moments of peace - Dynasty warriors 5

Safe room - Resident Evil series

09-29-2006, 09:48 PM
Harvest Dawn - Oblivion
So Alone, Be Sorrow - Star Ocean III
Theme of Love (FFIV)

Gatsu - Berserk
Rain and Storm - .hack//EXTRA
Tell Me What the Rain Knows - Wolf's Rain
Mizu no Madoromi - Fantastic Children
InuYasha and Kagome - InuYasha

I dunno. D: I don't have that many calming songs on my playlist. xD I usually prefer dramatic instrumentals.

Thyrrus Gormann
09-30-2006, 05:41 AM
I'd say that the Morrowind "explore" tunes are made to calm the player. I think that the tune "Safe In Beregost" or "The Friendly Arm Inn" in Baldur's Gate 1 are very efficient too !

10-02-2006, 09:05 PM
I'll back up the comments about hanglider and birdman from Pilotwings64 being calming- they could just about put me into a pleasant trance. Mercenaries has some calm music when you're walking around away from skirmishes, and Operation Market Garden from Medal Of Honor: Frontline IS very calming, but Arnhem isn't much. After the Drop is a bit more calming. There's a few from Mario 64 that do the trick as well- ones like Dire, Dire Docks and Cave Dungeon. Peace in the Kingdom from Kameo is good too, and...well there are thousands, aren't there? The Anime Kiki's Delivery Service has a calming recurring theme and the credit song One Minute Warning from the first Ghost in the Shell movie is good but if I go into Anime as well I'll be here all day, so I'll leave the rest for someone else.

10-06-2006, 11:30 PM
I have too many too count, also.


Almost all the tranquil beat songs from the Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, Breath of Fire and Chrono games.
Serenade of Water - Zelda Ocarina of Time
Song of Time/Temple of Time - Zelda Ocarina of Time


Almost all the songs from Inuyasha (specially Goshinboku, Bojou, all the versions from Futari no Kimochi and Toki wo Koete Kagome, Mune ni Himeta Omoi, Hiun no Miko Kikyou, the beginning of Futatsu no Kao Suikotsu, the second half of Shikon no Tama wo Motomete, the first and second part of Mura no Ichinichi, Deatta Basho de, Yasahisa no Kakera and Aika, and I mean hear the REAL Aika, that it´s one of the best versions of Inuyasha´s Theme. Also, almost all the ending themes).

Ubawareta Chikara - Popolocrois First Anime -
Pietoro in Blue - Popolocrois First Anime -
Lost Future - Popolocrois First Anime -
Queen Sania´s Request - Popolocrois First Anime -
Anemoritos Crisis (Second Half) - Popolocrois First Anime -
Daijoubu - Popolocrois First Anime
Luna´s Theme, Omoide, Pinon to Papuu, Pinon to Narcia and Luna and Selene - Popolocrois Second Anime -
And almost all of the Opening and Ending Themes of the Popolocrois Series and Games (Chiisana Hana, Traumelai, Tsuki Senichiya, Sakuramioka, Natsu Kikyuu and Kaze no Mahou)

10-06-2006, 11:52 PM
Cowboy Bebop - Blue
Samurai Champloo - Shiki No Uta
Samurai Champloo - San Francisco
Inuyasha - Come
Inuyasha - Every Heart
FMA: Movie - Lost Heaven
FMA: Movie - Link

FF7:AC - Calling
FF7:AC - Cloud Smiles
FF8 - First Love
FF8 - Eyes on Me
FFX - To Zanarkand
FFX - Suteki De Na
FFX2 - Opening
FFX2 - Yunas Ballad
FFX2 - 1000 words

The FMA stuffs seems more upbeat but I like to listen to is when I go to sleep and such, it's great.

09-26-2007, 11:16 AM
*Scenery Of Spira - Final Fantasy X
*Eternity (Band Performance) - Final Fantasy X2
*Still Dawn - Resident Evil 1
*And After That - Resident Evil 2
*Staffs & Credits - Resident Evil 3
*The Another End - Resident Evil 4
*Memories - Dynasty warriors / shin sangukomusou
*Moment Of Peace - Dynasty warriors / shin sangukomusou
*Path Of Life - Dynasty warriors / shin sangukomusou
*Cross Colors - Dynasty warriors / shin sangukomusou
*Jazz music in the station in sims bustin out!

*Overkooled - Air Gear
*Chain (Acoustic Cowboy Mix) - Air Gear
*Soshite Tabi He - Grenadier

09-27-2007, 11:22 AM
Any of the Resident Evil safe rooms. Of course, you might have to listen to the music once you step outside of an RE safe room to see how calm you had it.

Blaze of Evidence
10-01-2007, 11:02 AM
Two comes to mind for me,

1) Esto Gaza from Final Fanatsy IX
2) Tears from King of Fighters '99 AST

10-01-2007, 11:05 AM
Crisis COre theme, and Somnus Nomuri

Elemental Eye
10-02-2007, 04:22 AM
Fullmetal Alchemist - Tsuisou

Calming, sad, beautiful... awesome! =)

10-03-2007, 10:50 PM
For me, the most calming video game themes are "Terra's Theme" from Final Fantasy VI, and "Mint's Theme" from Tales of Phantasia.

11-09-2010, 05:28 PM
Anime Music:

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya:
- Itsumo no fuukei
- Yuutsu no Yuuutsu
- Soshite, itsumo no fuukei
- Mystery Time
- Suisogaku bu #(no wonder kyon slept in upon only hearing he beginning of it)
- Aruame no hi (a bit melancholic but nice)

YGO 5DS SD's (yeah burn me for it ^^)
- Destiny
- Legend of the people of the Stars

- Faith (love it)
- Elegy
- Case Closed (B)
- Dark Signers Duel
- Kyosuke Kiryu (chilling at the beginning)
- Kyosuke Kiryu (Harmonica Version)

Detective Conan OST 1:
- Conans Dream
- The Culprits Agito
- Shizumuta Yo #The definition of calming ?
- Sore Ke Conan

Detective Conan OST 2:
- Rans Theme (Namida Version)
- Rans Theme (yasashisa version)
- Jiken Kaimei
- Shizumu Yuuhi 3

Detective Conan OST3
- Kako no Ayamachi
- Osenchi na Ayumi # (too cheesy ?)

DetectiveConan Movie OST1
- Conspiracy

DC Movie 2:
- Drinking Wine
- Clearing the Mystery
- Collapse
- Murderous Intent

DC Movie 3:
- Interrogation
- Theme of the old Castle #weirdly chilling
(- The Castle burns + the song after that (Ai wa itsumo)but that seems tooo cheesy...)

DC Movie 4:
-Need not to know (on a side note... I really would love to have the remixed version of that track, it appears e.g. when Shuichi is facing Kir (which might or might not and bad for him... I won't spoiler it)
- the facts

DC Movie 5:
- Conans Determentation

DC Movie 6: -Jack the rippers fate
DC Movie 7: - Confession ( just awesome)
DC Movie 9: - Deduction of Meitantei Mori Kogorou
DC Movie 10:
- Easy Going Parent Kogorou
- Deduction Search of the three

DC Movie11:
- Interference
- Following Window

DC Movie 12:
- Dolce Sound
- Arabesque Touch

DC Movie 13:
- black impact c

DC Movie 14:
- Light Passion
- Gentle Sax (somehow I love saxophone sounds huh ?)
- Ran Paapuru (damn way to cheesy)

DC Tv Selection best
- Kaito Kid Shutsugen
- Conan no Yume (love it)
- Kyogaku no Shinjitsu


Hotel Dusk Room 215:
- Death Stare
- Violet Sky
- The last Sleep
- Rainy night
^love all of those and the rest of the OST

Last Window - Secret of Cape West (love that game even more than HD, playing it currently)
- Violet Sky
- Rainy Night (longer Version than the HD one's)
- Serenity
- Promise
- Misty Time
- Windy Street (<3 )
- Blue Lady (Calming)
- Deceptive Proof (Got that awesome Gumeshoe feel, most of these tracks got <3 )
- Waking Dream (just a Remix of HD's "So Noted", but awesome nonetheless)
- Neon Light

- Anxious Heart
- Tifas Theme
- Flowers blooming...
- Underneath the rotting pizza #(halfway calming)
- The great warrior
- The Nightmare begins
- can you hear the cry of the planet (damn I hate that damn sad part in the game)
- Aeris theme (course, right ?)
- Buried in the snow
- A secret sleeping in the deep sea
- off the edge of despair

- Theme of Crisis Core "Successor"
- A closed of village (Anxious Heart FFVII Remix)
- Night of Seclusion (love it ! my new Ring tone)
- Duty and Friendship
- The Burdened
- Moonlight Wandering
- an ancient hymn sung by water #(calming for sure !)
- a flower blooming in the slums
#I could list more, but it would be tooo much xD.

Chaos Legion:
- Ravine of Silence
- Now I See

Hana to taiyou to ame to (flowers, sun and rain):
- First Katharine
- Sister
- Gymnopedie #1
- Organ
- Clair de Lune / C. Debussy
- deep shot of midnight sun
- La fille aux cheveux de lin / C. Debussy
- Natsuko -_-Really calming, trust me ^^
- Sleepy Kath / Torn
- Final Mondo / Torn

11-10-2010, 07:18 PM
Alot of the overworld music for Chrono Cross is very relaxing and beautiful.

08-08-2015, 12:51 PM
Arbiter's Grounds from the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess soundtrack. For when I'm angry.

09-05-2015, 12:39 PM
Try out Green Bird from Cowboy Bebop. Beauty in simplicity.

10-22-2015, 02:29 PM
Space Junk Galaxy and Ice Mountain - Super Mario Galaxy
Sweet Mystery Galaxy and Cosmic Cove Galaxy - Super Mario Galaxy 2